12-Minute Fall Oatmeal

13 Oct

Yes, you can have a healthy, hot, delicious breakfast.

This took 12 minutes, start to finish, pan-out-of-the-cabinet to breakfast-on-the-table. Twelve. I timed it. And even if you don’t have 12 minutes in the morning, you probably have it at night, while dishes are being done or dinner’s being made. And this keeps in the fridge overnight and nukes up really well. No artificial anything. No ingredients you’ve not heard of before. Creamy and comforting and filling. It’s not the most original idea in the world, but if you thought a healthy hot breakfast was impossible…well…try this.

You’ll need:

1 cup milk (I used 1%)

1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 sprinkling cinnamon (probably 1/4 tsp)

Small handful sliced almonds

Small handful dried cranberries or raisins

In a small pan over medium heat, bring milk to a simmer. Add oats, sugar, and cinnamon, lower the heat to medium-low, and simmer gently for seven or eight minutes, stirring occasionally, until it’s creamy and soft.

Pour oatmeal into a bowl. Stir in fruit and nuts. Eat and be satisfied until lunch.


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